Delmar Dale Ross, age 75 of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday evening November 12, 2012 at the Great River Hospice House. The son of Leslie and Carlotha (Messer) Ross, he was born March 2, 1937 at Olds. On March 3, 1963 he married Janette Crile at Germanville, Iowa. He was a graduate of the Olds Consolidated School, class of 1955. He served in the US Army from 1960-62 in Germany. He worked at Chanen Auto Supply, Southeast Iowa REC, operated Ross Electric, and worked at Pioneer Seeds before retiring. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Mt. Pleasant.
Survivors include; his wife Janette Ross of Mt. Pleasant; two daughters, Jodi and John Vantiger of Mt. Union; Angela and Doug Winslow of Downers Grove, Illinois; three grandchildren, Tyler Winslow, Ross and Whitney Vantiger; one stepgrandson, Jordan Vantiger; one brother, Roy and Karol Ross and one sister, Florence and Richard Smith all of Mt. Pleasant; sister in law Kathleen Klopfenstein of Mt. Pleasant; nieces and nephews;
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Lois Roth and Helen Schaeffer and one brother in infancy.
The funeral service will be Saturday November 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Michael Scudder officiating; interment will follow at the Forest Home Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, where the family will greet friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Faith Lutheran Church, Great River Hospice, and Hope Haven.
Honts Funeral Home in Winfield is in charge of the arrangements.